KZN taxi drivers arrested for speed

2012-02-12 20:17

Johannesburg - Two KwaZulu-Natal taxi drivers have been arrested for speeding, the department of transport said on Sunday.

One of the drivers was caught going 151km/h and the other at 141km/h, said spokesperson Logan Maistry.

"Both drivers were arrested [on Saturday] near the Tongaat River Bridge. The maximum permissible speed for a mini-bus taxi is 100km/h," he said.

Both men would appear in court on Monday.

Maistry said police arrested 8 507 motorists in January as part of the ongoing million-a-month vehicle check instituted by Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

Over half of the arrests were for outstanding warrants of arrest.

There were 1 762 arrests for drinking and driving and the rest were for, among other things, excessive speeding, overloading, false documentation and reckless and negligent driving.

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